June 12, 2021

Washington Redskins: Week 2 Injury Report

Injuries have seemed to always plague the Washington Redskins. To better understand the matchup against the St. Louis Rams in week two of the regular season, we list all of the Redskins injuries below:

  • DeSean Jackson, as expected, did not participate in practice with a left hamstring strain that could keep him out of action for at least two games. Jackson is doing all he can to come back quickly and may be targeting the Redskins Week 4 bout with his former team when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town. On Thursday, Gruden ruled Jackson OUT for Week 2 against the Rams, as expected.
  • Justin Rodgers was said to be suffering from planter fasciitis after Sunday’s game against the Dolphins and has been held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday. With Chris Culliver out next week due to suspension, it makes sense that the Redskins brought in CB Will Blackmon with the possibility that Rodgers would not be able to go against the Rams as well. On Friday, coach Gruden ruled the former Richmond Spider OUT for the Rams game.
  • Fifth round rookie MLB Martrell Spaight sat out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday with concussion like symptoms. Gruden said the team would likely promote Terrance Plummer from the practice squad with Spaight OUT which the head coach told the media Friday.
  • NT Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton worked off to the side during practice on Wednesday because he was dealing with sore ribs. He returned in limited fashion on Thursday. It is not yet known how the injury transpired, but the Redskins can ill afford to lose their best run stopper in the trenches even if the Rams are without first round rookie Todd Gurley. Luckily, Pot Roast said that he would have been able to give it a go today if there were a meaningful game on the line so hopefully the rest can only do him some good. Knighton is questionable for Sunday’s game.
  • After practicing fully on Wednesday, Jordan Reed as limited in Thursday’s and Friday’s practice because of a “minor” quad tweak sustained when running. It is promising that it was not the same hamstring that kept Reed out for much of the preseason, but Reed’s injury history will make all cringe. Reed’s final status for the Rams game is questionable and Gruden said their is “reason for hope”, but the team can ill afford to lose another play maker. According to Reed himself, he is going to play “100%”.
  • Kory Lichtensteiger (finger), Tom Compton (calf), DeAngelo Hall (rib), and Trent Williams (ankle) were all limited in practice on Wednesday. All but Compton (limited) returned to practice fully on Thursday. Compton, who missed last weeks game, is questionable for the second game of the season.

This post will be updated with the more accurate status of the injured players leading up to Sunday’s hosting of the Rams.

About Neil Dalal

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Wizards, and Maryland Terrapins. Neil grew up in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland. Neil has loved everything related to the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, and Terrapins since he was eight years old. However, he favors the Orioles, as he started watching baseball before the Expos moved to DC. You can follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.


  1. […] In preparation for a Week 2 hosting of the St. Louis Rams, Jay Gruden took a few questions from the media while defense coordinator Joe Barry was available for extensive question on both Week 1 evaluations and looking ahead. For all injury updates click here. […]

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  3. […] On the last day of media availability from the Washington Redskins, 48 hours removed from their second game of the regular season against the St. Louis Rams, head coach Jay Gruden and offensive coordinator Sean McVay. For a complete recap of all the injuries the Redskins are dealing with this week click here. […]

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